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Kansai Helios Award goes to Applied Chemistry graduate

Anna Gruber, a graduate of IMC Krems’ Applied Chemistry bachelor programme, was presented with the Kansai Helios Austria sponsorship prize during her graduation ceremony at the university. 

(From left to right) Head of Institute Prof. Uwe Rinner and Prof. Hubert Culik, Managing Director of Kansai Helios Austria GmbH, presented the sponsorship prize to Anna Gruber.

Kansai Helios Austria has supported the Applied Chemistry programme at IMC Krems for several years now. The sponsorship prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements by students – like Anna Gruber, who graduated from the three-year bachelor programme in Krems in July 2023. "Anna demonstrated exceptional dedication and personal initiative when she was writing her bachelor thesis, completing the tasks she was set in outstanding fashion, but the award also reflects her exceptional performance during her studies," said Head of Institute Uwe Rinner proudly. The award was presented by Prof. Hubert Culik, Managing Director of Kansai Helios Austria GmbH, and Prof. Rinner. 

About Kansai Helios Austria

A long-established Viennese company headquartered in the city’s 21st district, Kansai Helios Austria GmbH (formerly Rembrandtin Lack GmbH) is one of Austria's largest manufacturers of industrial coatings. It has been a member of the global Kansai Paint Group – and part of one of the top ten companies in the international paints and coatings industry – since 2017. Alongside advanced corrosion protection systems and innovative industrial paints for the agricultural, construction and earthmoving (ACE) machinery and rail vehicle industries, the company's core competences include high temperature-resistant coatings and road markings. Kansai Helios Austria currently employs around 190 people, more than a quarter of whom work in research and development.

Study applied chemistry at IMC Krems

Launched in 2018, IMC Krems’ Applied Chemistry bachelor degree programme places a strong emphasis on providing sound basic education in chemistry. Taught entirely in English, it has a strong practical focus. Lecturers from both the academic sector and the chemicals industry ensure that programme graduates have excellent prospects when they enter the job market.